Marianne Chaney

March 25, 1954 ~ December 20, 2022 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Marianne Chaney Obituary

 Marianne "MAC" Chaney (Gervais), 68, of Emmett, Idaho died Wednesday, December 20, 2022 in Emmett, Idaho.  She was born on March 25th, 1954 in Dearborn, Michigan to Edmund and Ann (Terreault) Gervais.

 Marianne was raised in Michigan (Detroit/Dearborn Heights/Brooklyn) through 1971.  In high school, she met William Collins which led Marianne to the start of a journey toward two sons, her own family, and made her a bit of a globetrotter.  They later parted ways.  Over those next 18 years, she lived all over the US and Europe (Delaware, England, and back to Michigan, Texas, Germany, Virginia, and California).  Life always throws you a curveball or two and during these years she met the man she'd live the rest of their lives with, Frank Chaney.  Marianne and Frank moved to Emmett in 1988-89, both returning to the town of his youth and building their future homestead after they retired from the US Army.  She was employed at the Messenger Index for several years.  She spent her retirement years (a good decade-plus) traveling with family/friends, making her quilts, and working/volunteering with various organizations in Emmett supporting veterans, the local hospital, seniors, and the community at large.

 MAC was determined and focused in everything she ever did.  Her expectations were high, and she delivered the same.  Marianne was the ultimate multi-tasker and planner, always bringing opportunities to the group to have fun and enjoy an event or a gathering of family or friends.  She was kind of a big deal on the Emmett-Ontario Payette Valley Bowling scene.  She, and her teams, allegedly won a championship or two... Every thought she had was with intent and every action with the purpose to ensure the best outcome for her family/friends/team.  Regardless of who you were, if you stood up for yourself, she would stand with you and ensure you had the best chance to succeed.  

 Marianne is survived by her loving brother, Ed; her two sons, Adam and Brian; her grandchildren Abbigal, Alex, Connor, Lucas, and Marcus; as well as several brother/sister-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in/around Emmett.  She is preceded in death by her husband Frank (2009), parents; sisters, Marge, Donna and Geri; brother-in-law, Kenny, and her good friends, Margaret and Judy. 

 She loved her family so much and missed so many of them dearly that had preceded her.  May they all be together playing cards, bowling 300s, and talking about the good times, sitting by the fire on the lake with mountains around them; telling good stories and bad jokes over some beverages. She was a great lady and will be truly missed.

 In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Gem County Senior and Community Center in her honor.


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Celebration of Life
January 14, 2023

1:00 PM
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 E. Main Street
Emmett, ID 83617

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Celebration of Life Gathering
January 14, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
KT Lanes
1501 S. Washington Ave
Emmett, ID 83617


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